The first driverless trains may appear in the Kazan metro

The first driverless train in Russia may appear as early as the end of 2021 in Kazan, reports railway magazine «Railway Supply» citing Kazancat

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Picture: Transmashholding

It will be the first metro in Russia that will be prepared for a completely automated operation with no staff on board, ” said Kirill Lipa, General Director of Transmashholding.

Kazan metro ranks 154th in the world in terms of the length of its operated lines, eleventh among the metros of the former USSR (after Moscow, Petersburg, Kiev, Tashkent, Kharkov, Krivoy Rog, Minsk, Baku, Tbilisi and Nizhny Novgorod), and fourth in Russia. In terms of the number of stations, the Kazan metro ranks 5th in Russia after the subways of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Novosibirsk.

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